Mercedes EQE 350+ low slung highway cruiser eats up the miles
This is more than a test drive. I did not buy this car. It was a loaner for a week thru Rivian as my R1S is at the service center for some adjustments and repairs. I have driven this car a few long trips already. The EQE is a pleasant car to drive on a long trip and it eats up the miles with ease. The body is very sloped and a bit hard to determine the edges when parking. The bottom of the car is only 5 inches above the pavement, so going up most driveways you will scrape the battery case bottom. The biggest gripe is the instrument panel is blocked by the steering wheel when you set it to a proper driving position. My last trip from LA to Solvang, driving to the vineyards, around town and back to LA was 270 miles. I started with 100% charge and arrived back in LA with 28% or 119 miles of range left. This works out to 237 watts/mile or 4.21 miles/kW. This would extrapolate to 375 miles or 389 miles if I used up the stated remaining range. Either way that is way more than the EPA rating of 305 mile. That's better than my Tesla Model 3. Overall if you are a E class fan this car will impress you and should not let you down.